News and Press releases

2017

  1. Disability inclusion

    Promoting rights of people with disabilities: More cities committed to be inclusive cities in Indonesia

    30 October 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Mayors across the country together with relevant stakeholders from the government ministries, organizations of people with disabilities, workers’ and employers’ organizations and other organizations will gather in Jakarta on 31st October to attend a UN-sponsored High-Level Seminar which aims to promote inclusive cities across the country.

  2. Workplace safety measures

    Workplace safety measures should be improved to prevent future incidents

    27 October 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) would like to call attention on the tragic incident of Tangerang, Banten, on the outskirts of the capital of Indonesia, Jakarta on 26 October 2017 that resulted in the unfortunate deaths of at least 47 people, many of them workers of the factory contained in the building. The ILO offers its sincere condolences to the families of the victims and sympathizes with those injured.

  3. Press release

    Norway joins hands with ILO to support Employment Generation and Livelihoods through Reconciliation

    27 October 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    H.E. Mr. Thorbjørn Gaustadsæther, the Ambassador to Norway in Sri Lanka launched the Employment Generation and Livelihoods through Reconciliation (EGLR) project in Jaffna on 19th October 2017 in the presence of government officials, members of the community and local polity.

  4. Article

    Realizing decent work for domestic workers: time to turn commitments into action

    25 October 2017, Bangkok, Thailand

    By Tomoko Nishimoto, ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific.

  5. Stakeholder dialogue

    Stakeholder dialogue on Socially Responsible Enterprises and Employers Federation of Pakistan’s national business agenda

    19 October 2017, Karachi, Pakistan

    The Employers’ Federation of Pakistan (EFP) convened a stakeholders dialogue to raise awareness among stakeholders on key elements of the ILO’s Declaration on Multinational Enterprises & Social Policy. The ILO’s MNE Declaration Project, funded by the Government of Japan, supported this initiative of the EFP. Relevant stakeholders from the world of work, discoursed at length, focusing on the opportunities & challenges concerning occupational, safety & health and women engagement in the workforce.

  6. Youth Employment Strategy

    ILO, Prime Minister’s Youth Programme and Punjab government to develop Youth Employment Strategy

    18 October 2017, Lahore, Pakistan

    The Government of Punjab in collaboration with Prime Minister’s Youth Programme (PMYP) and ILO held a Provincial Consultative workshop on the “Youth Employment Framework”. This is part of a series of consultations across the country aimed at devising consensus based strategies for youth employment and empowerment.

  7. Press release

    National Dialogue on the Status of Contract Farming in Nepal and the Urgency of Drafting Contract Farming Legislation

    16 October 2017, Kathmandu, Nepal

    A national-level dialogue on the Status of Contract Farming in Nepal and the Urgency of Drafting Contract Farming Legislation was organized in Kathmandu on 16 October 2017 by the Advocacy for Rights and Good Corporate Governance (UNNATI) programme.

  8. Press release

    Consultation Meeting on the Role of Trade Unions for Effective Implementation of Local Development Programmes to achieve Decent Work in Nepal

    13 October 2017, Kathmandu, Nepal

    A consultation meeting on the Role of Trade Unions for Effective Implementation of Local Development Programmes to achieve Decent Work in Nepal was organized in Kathmandu on 13 October 2017.

  9. Press release

    ILO and Sweden to partner on developing a project promoting Decent Work in Garment sector supply chains across Asia

    13 October 2017, Bangkok, Thailand

    ILO and the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok convened a meeting to support the development of a possible future regional programme to promote decent work, environmental sustainability and gender equality in garment supply chains in Asia.

  10. Future of Work

    ILO to convene High-Level Symposium on “The Future of Work We Want: the Workers’ Perspective”

    13 October 2017, ILO HQ Geneva, Room IX